I hate it when someone asks me what I do, I spend 5 minutes trying to explain it, and they go
"Oh, I get it, so it's a labour of love."
Yeah. 'Cause I have sooo much surplus labour to deliver.
Going back to housing for a moment. Tolley said to Campbell this evening that while, yes, MSD's clients have an accumulated debt of $470 (17? Or 70?) million bucks, they're recovering 300 million bucks a year.
Two things. If there's any truth in that at all:
1. They're obviously still "lending" more than they're recouping, because the debt is getting bigger, and
2. The "recovery" is presumably achieved by cutting the borrowing beneficiary's benefit. Which leaves them even less able to afford housing in the first place.
Wow. Just, it's really staggering ...
Good news (patron) on top of good news (gong)!
So very well deserved.
Please keep doing what you do.
My guess is Bill English will wrap a lot of this up with terms like “social investment"
My guess is every National MP and paid and unpaid mouthpiece from here to oblivion will crow about it so loudly that semantic analyses of what you call it will wither and die along with the opposition's vote, despite the country being on its beam ends, fiercely ablaze in a sea of gasoline.
Labour and Greens need to stop reading headlines, and start writing them.
animated ... boring, racist, taxi drivers
West Auckland does a really special line in precisely this.
Has taxi driving ever been well paid since deregulation in the late 1980s?
Bill Sevesi died
Oh, that's really sad! And the fact I didn't know before now tells me I'm working too hard.
I just spent fully 5 minutes staring out my window thinking of tons of stuff that all somehow sheets back to Bill.
I had to go to a bar
Well, it was an emergency, after all. I'd have done exactly the same thing.
Wow. Lotsa houses. Hardly any cars. And no rock'n'roll. When did the dedicated venue at Galatos first open?
Sure, Willie over does it But it always seems odd to me that there's no Maori host on any of the main RNZ shows. I love Wal, Suzie, Bryan, John, Jim, Kim and all the rest of them. Just that all the brown voices tend to be specialists covering brown stories. Why no Maori anchor? The more I think about it, the weirder it feels.
Not as preposterous
But preposterous, nonetheless. When was the last discussion of UBI in the NZ media?